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Temples & Legends Of Tamilnadu
Preface Author
Introduction Kanyakumari
Gandhi Mandapam Maruda Malai
Suchindram Nagercoil
Tiruchendur Alwar Tirunagari
Srivaikuntam Nanguneri
Krishnapuram Tirunelveli
Papanasam Sankaranayinar Koil
Srivilliputhur Tirupparan- kunram
Madhurai Rameswaram
Darbhasayanam Tiruvadanai
Avadayar Koil Kaliyar Koil
Azhagar Koil

Palani

Tiruchirapalli Tiruvanaikkaval
Srirangam Tanjore
Punnainallur Tiruvalanchuzhi
Swamimalai Dharasuram
Saktimuttam Patteswaram
Mannargudi Vedaranyam
Tirunallar Karaikal
Tirukkadaiyur Mayavaram
Vaitheeswaran Koil Pullavane- swaram
Chayavanam Tiruvengadu
Shiyali Chidambaram
Tiruppatiripuliyur Tiruvannamalai
Kiratamar- jareswaram Madurantakam
Cheyyur Kancheepuram
Tirukkazhuk- kunram Mahabalipuram
Tirupporur Tiruvadantai
Tiruvanmiyur Mylapore
Triplicane Vadapalani
Tiruvottiyur Tirumullaivayil
Tiruvallur Tiruttani
Uppilliappan Koil Kumbakonam
Glossary Biblography
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Temples & Legends Of India
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VEDARANYAM

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To commemorate his stay, the car streets have been named after him.

The Lord of this temple is known as Vedanayaka because of the fact that the four Vedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana) adored him. The Goddess whose temple is to the north of the Siva temple came to be called Vedanayaki and Veenavada Vibhooshani as it is only here that Parvati defeated Saraswati in the art of tuning the Veena.

The following deities are also enshrined in the temple and lie in the outer prakaram: Kalabhairava, Saptakanyas (seven matrons), Viswanatha, Visalakshi, Setu- madhava, Siddhi Vinayaka, and Mooladhara. Ganapati, Parvati, Siddeswara, Vishwamitra, the three
Lingas worshipped by Brahma, Agastya and Vishwamitra, Veerahatti Vinayaka, Subrahmanya in the company of his two consorts, Chandikeswara and Sasta (Hariharaputra).

In the inner prakarams are enshrined the following deities: Vedaranyeswara. Or Satyagniswara in his marriage costume is in the garbhagriha. Parasakti known as Bhogasakti, Tyagaraja, Kalyana Sundara, Ardhanareeswara, the 63 Nayanmars, the Linga enshrined by Sri Rama, Dakshina- murti, the 5 Lingas adored by the Pandavas, Mahalakshmi, Gajalakshmi, Saneeswara Bhagavan, Yoga Saraswati, Nagesa, Annapurni, Durga, Chandra- sekhara, Nataraja and Navagrahas.

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